Monday, June 28, 2010

Ken McIntyre - Stone Blues

This early effort by Ken McIntyre (who doubles here on alto and flute) grows in interest with each listen. On a couple of his six originals (including a song called "Cornballs"), McIntyre slide humorously between notes but other selections are much more serious. McIntyre's sidemen are now somewhat obscure (trombonist John Mancebo Lewis, pianist Dizzy Sal, bassist Paul Morrison and drummer Bobby Ward) but they fit well into his conception which at this early stage was essentially advanced bop slightly influenced by the "new thing" music of Ornette Coleman. This interesting set has been reissued on CD. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist : Ken McIntyre
Album: Stone Blues
Year: 1960 (New Jazz)
Label: OJC (1993)
Total time: 44:47

1.  Stone Blues 11:47
2.  Cornballs 4:24
3.  Blanche 6:03
4.  Mellifluous 7:17
5.  Smax 5:09
6.  Charshee 4:41
7.  I'll Close my Eyes (Billy Reid/Buddy Kaye) 5:22
All compositions by Ken McIntyre, except as indicated

Ken McIntyre (Alto Saxophone and Flute)
John Mancebo Lewis (Trombone)
Dizzy Sal (Piano)
Paul Morrison (Double Bass)
Bobby Ward (Drums and Percussion)

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